@newbalance x @ronniefieg daytona 1600 shot in #ibiza
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self-prescription: commit one single act of random kindness a day.

meet elvis, a 21-year-old college student that is just trying to get by in life. he works at the bodega around the corner from my crib where i get my morning coffee and almost every morning that i see him, he is always wearing this bootleg supreme camp cap. obviously he can’t afford one. every morning that he hands me my coffee, i get reminded of how many people out there are really struggling yet he always serves me a bright smile and easy conversation. there really isn’t much i can offer this kid but this morning i packed up two huge supreme bags full of jackets, hoodies, tees and headwear with brands ranging from supreme to undefeated and more. anyone that knows me already knows that i only have gems in my closet and i felt compelled i needed to give something back to this kid. the genuine gratitude and appreciation i got from him was far more of a greater return than what i gave up. if i can do nothing this for the rest of my life and to give back and make someone this happy that’s all i would do but we live in a world where it is difficult to have faith in humanity. everyone can give back even just a little bit because even just the act and gesture to show someone they’re appreciated goes along way. (at Queens, NY)

spain: final hours - part 6 
this last post is really dedicated to my girlfriend and our last night in spain. we had the best dinner to compliment our trip with more iberian ham and a vegetable paella. though we didn’t get a taste of the mediterranean cuisine like we wanted, i couldn’t have been anymore happier with how the trip was ended.
to my queen, i know i probably don’t say this enough but i love you and am proud to be with someone so special. thank you so much for sharing this unforgettable experience with me. i know this trip couldn’t have been possible without you. you’re always looking out for me and taking care of me so i can be at my best in my work, i know that no holds me down the way you do and i am deeply grateful to have you in my life!
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spain: final hours - part 6 
this last post is really dedicated to my girlfriend and our last night in spain. we had the best dinner to compliment our trip with more iberian ham and a vegetable paella. though we didn’t get a taste of the mediterranean cuisine like we wanted, i couldn’t have been anymore happier with how the trip was ended.
to my queen, i know i probably don’t say this enough but i love you and am proud to be with someone so special. thank you so much for sharing this unforgettable experience with me. i know this trip couldn’t have been possible without you. you’re always looking out for me and taking care of me so i can be at my best in my work, i know that no holds me down the way you do and i am deeply grateful to have you in my life!
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spain: final hours - part 6 
this last post is really dedicated to my girlfriend and our last night in spain. we had the best dinner to compliment our trip with more iberian ham and a vegetable paella. though we didn’t get a taste of the mediterranean cuisine like we wanted, i couldn’t have been anymore happier with how the trip was ended.
to my queen, i know i probably don’t say this enough but i love you and am proud to be with someone so special. thank you so much for sharing this unforgettable experience with me. i know this trip couldn’t have been possible without you. you’re always looking out for me and taking care of me so i can be at my best in my work, i know that no holds me down the way you do and i am deeply grateful to have you in my life!
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spain: final hours - part 6 

this last post is really dedicated to my girlfriend and our last night in spain. we had the best dinner to compliment our trip with more iberian ham and a vegetable paella. though we didn’t get a taste of the mediterranean cuisine like we wanted, i couldn’t have been anymore happier with how the trip was ended.

to my queen, i know i probably don’t say this enough but i love you and am proud to be with someone so special. thank you so much for sharing this unforgettable experience with me. i know this trip couldn’t have been possible without you. you’re always looking out for me and taking care of me so i can be at my best in my work, i know that no holds me down the way you do and i am deeply grateful to have you in my life!

6spain, españa, ibiza, love, food porn, travel, photography, blessed, grateful,

spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 
ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.
there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at. 
surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.
i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.
stay tuned for the final part…
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spain: island life - part 5 

ibiza has probably the most gorgeous sunsets that i have ever seen. such vibrant colors mirroring off the mediterranean sea with plenty of soothing green nature. i can only dream of living such a simple life but ultimately, that is what i would want. there is a certain calm about island life that you just can’t experience living in a concrete metropolis.

there was one particular gem that we stumbled upon in the nooks and crannies of the island where we had lunch. thanks to a friendly cab driver, we found a breathtaking view of the ocean with amazing yet simple dishes to have lunch at.

surprisingly enough, i couldn’t help but to notice all the graffiti and street art in ibiza. this trip in general gave me the sense that creativity and art has such a profound presence in european culture.

i couldn’t help but to stop and think how dope it would be to live in ibiza for the spring and summer and to live in barcelona for the fall and winter. it almost seems too perfect as i am all about balance and harmony when it comes to living life. maybe one day when my aspirations to achieve all the things i want is done, i can one day live the simple life and appreciate the small things we all take for granted.

stay tuned for the final part…

6spain, españa, ibiza, island life, sunsets, travel, photography, graffiti, street art,

spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 
we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.
the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.
to be continued…
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spain: ibiza - part 4 

we’ve all heard the crazy stories of debauchery in ibiza but we definitely experienced it in a different light. being that we went during off season, the island was virtually deserted of the party-goers and degenerates. granted, it probably wasn’t the most optimal time to go but a part of me is super happy that we did go when we did. bypassing all the party nonsense was already a plus for me and although the weather didn’t really play into our favor until the last day, there was still plenty to see, plenty to eat and just a great opportunity to really wind down for some much needed R&R.

the sea view from our hotel balcony was probably not the greatest that the island has to offer but it was still one hell of a view and to be able to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of crashing waves of the mediterranean sea was like a dream. clear blue waters with tons of places to hike to, this was my kind of vacation. the first night we took a stroll along the beach which landed us at a little restaurant right on the beach, literally on the sand. we both ordered pasta which had no type of sauce on it and was still amazing. we ate our meals as our feet touched the sand with a candle burning at the center of the table. it was definitely surreal. earlier that day we found a bakery in the center of the island, which is filled with shopping and eateries but majority of the businesses were closed for off-season. in this part of town we found a parisian owned cafe. the owner was super friendly and served the best cesar salad i ever had in my life. the owner was so cool and the food was so great that we ended up going back on our last day to try his cronuts from his bakery and not to mention his cafe was probably the only place we found on our trip that served green tea.

to be continued…

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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 
as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.
there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.
the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.
when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.
one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 
next stop, ibiza!
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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 
as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.
there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.
the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.
when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.
one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 
next stop, ibiza!
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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 
as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.
there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.
the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.
when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.
one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 
next stop, ibiza!
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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 
as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.
there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.
the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.
when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.
one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 
next stop, ibiza!
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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 
as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.
there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.
the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.
when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.
one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 
next stop, ibiza!
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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 
as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.
there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.
the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.
when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.
one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 
next stop, ibiza!
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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 
as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.
there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.
the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.
when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.
one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 
next stop, ibiza!
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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 
as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.
there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.
the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.
when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.
one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 
next stop, ibiza!
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spain: let’s eat & shop - part 3 

as of january 2013, my girlfriend and i have been predominately vegetarians, sticking to high quality plant-based organic foods that are non genetically modified - but that wasn’t going to stop us from eating everything we wanted while we were in spain. and i’m glad we did.

there isn’t a single sign or indication displayed of “organic” foods like it does in the states and here’s why: everything is high quality. let’s start with what was my favorite delicacy in spain, the iberian ham. i know it’s pork and the consequences of how it effects our body isn’t exactly healthy but this was an exception to my rule. every time i ate iberian ham it was served as a tapas that came with amazing bread that had olive oil and tomato spread. such a simple combination but given that all the ingredients were high quality, you can taste all the natural flavors without having to over season dishes to meet the typical watered-down taste buds of an american. the ham itself has vibrant colors because the pigs are all acorn-fed (rather than the obvious) and are free-range. from the first bite to the texture all the way to digestion, this is what eating should be like. if you were to eat a restaurant in barcelona and asked them if they had anything organic on the menu, the waiter would probably scratch their head. just about every ingredient in every dish tastes like it was organically grown without GMO, pesticides, hormones, etc. i remember working with a client a couple years ago that was from italy and i remember her telling me that the quality of food in new york “sucked.” wait, what? i thought to myself, “this is new york, there is a shit ton of great places to eat at, what is she talking about?” now i finally get what she meant. the overall way food is produced in europe is so much more humane than the states. nothing is homogenized to increase profits, everything is naturally and humanely grown and you can simply taste the difference in the foods - it’s really a night and day difference. we ate everything from beef, pork, chicken to seafood and there wasn’t a single place that disappointed. sure, some places were better than others but when it comes down to the core of the food, i knew what i was consuming wouldn’t be harmful to my body. as americans, we pay a premium to eat high quality foods while in barcelona, you don’t have to worry about what you’re eating cause you know it’s high quality and is a standard, not a premium.

the quality of life in barcelona just seems to be a lot higher than new york. there wasn’t a single homeless person we saw, no one on the streets begging or asking for money. not a single piece of garbage on the streets and just about every business is closed for 2 hours for lunch break where tax paying citizens can enjoy a stress-free lunch. europeans just know how to live life, sure you might be paying a little more in taxes but what you get in return is a government that actually cares in improving the quality of life of their people, to not have to worry about healthcare and to know that you and your family are covered. to be able to walk the streets and see the city cleaning the roads and sidewalks every night, it only solidifies my belief that capitalism isn’t the best way of life. not for me anyways.

when it came to the shopping, barcelona did not disappoint. granted, sneaker culture and street wear isn’t really that prevalent in barcelona but i can see that it is on the cusp as growing cultures in the metropolis city of spain. i probably saw more ferrari’s being driven then guys wearing jordan’s. we did check out a lot of ill european designers that i had never even heard of but needless to say, most of the people in barcelona were well groomed and attired, more so on the clean and dapper look which i’m not even mad at. for the most part, everywhere we went we got a lot of looks. obviously you can tell we are not locals. there did seem to be a good population of asians in barcelona. mostly filipinos and chinese, lots of pakistanis. from what i can see, asians in barcelona were kind of like hispanics in america, taking on low-level occupations such as bus boys, cab drivers, bell hops, etc. so when people saw an asian guy walking around with a hottie that can only be assumed as spanish (since she isn’t asian), it did create a lot of stares and head turns. first they would look at my girl and then look at me, then be confused, haha. i thought it was pretty funny.

one of the highlights of the trip was probably our visit to the picasso museum. i wasn’t able to document anything there as they did not allow photography, but i was truly inspired and blown away to see original picasso paintings and works, especially from his early years. they even had an exhibition in which they displayed original artwork from other artists that were influenced by picasso like basquiat and warhol. it made me understand why picasso spent his early years in barcelona and why he had so much love for this city. there really is inspiration around every corner, in every cup of coffee, in every sip of wine. barcelona isn’t overpopulated or polluted and because barcelona sits right on the edge of spain, you have the mediterranean sea at your disposal which means you have the best of both worlds - city life and beach life. 

next stop, ibiza!

6barcelona, spain, españa, shopping, fashion, photography, iberian ham, cityscape, travel, museu picasso, pablo picasso,

spain: casa batlló by antoni gaudi - part 2
in the heart of barcelona there lies a building like no other. even compared to the vast amounts of amazing architecture in barcelona, this particular building was built as a masterpiece to famous antoni gaudi. every room has a completely different look and feel and there isn’t a single detail that the spanish catalan architect didn’t miss. 
if you’re anything like me, i pay very close attention to detail and every room had impeccable attention to it. from the tiles on the floors to the shapes of the walls to the color palettes and symmetry; there wasn’t a single flaw that i could find in this ridiculously gorgeous building. it was visual sensory overload. 
to be continued…
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spain: casa batlló by antoni gaudi - part 2
in the heart of barcelona there lies a building like no other. even compared to the vast amounts of amazing architecture in barcelona, this particular building was built as a masterpiece to famous antoni gaudi. every room has a completely different look and feel and there isn’t a single detail that the spanish catalan architect didn’t miss. 
if you’re anything like me, i pay very close attention to detail and every room had impeccable attention to it. from the tiles on the floors to the shapes of the walls to the color palettes and symmetry; there wasn’t a single flaw that i could find in this ridiculously gorgeous building. it was visual sensory overload. 
to be continued…
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spain: casa batlló by antoni gaudi - part 2
in the heart of barcelona there lies a building like no other. even compared to the vast amounts of amazing architecture in barcelona, this particular building was built as a masterpiece to famous antoni gaudi. every room has a completely different look and feel and there isn’t a single detail that the spanish catalan architect didn’t miss. 
if you’re anything like me, i pay very close attention to detail and every room had impeccable attention to it. from the tiles on the floors to the shapes of the walls to the color palettes and symmetry; there wasn’t a single flaw that i could find in this ridiculously gorgeous building. it was visual sensory overload. 
to be continued…
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spain: casa batlló by antoni gaudi - part 2
in the heart of barcelona there lies a building like no other. even compared to the vast amounts of amazing architecture in barcelona, this particular building was built as a masterpiece to famous antoni gaudi. every room has a completely different look and feel and there isn’t a single detail that the spanish catalan architect didn’t miss. 
if you’re anything like me, i pay very close attention to detail and every room had impeccable attention to it. from the tiles on the floors to the shapes of the walls to the color palettes and symmetry; there wasn’t a single flaw that i could find in this ridiculously gorgeous building. it was visual sensory overload. 
to be continued…
ZoomInfo
spain: casa batlló by antoni gaudi - part 2
in the heart of barcelona there lies a building like no other. even compared to the vast amounts of amazing architecture in barcelona, this particular building was built as a masterpiece to famous antoni gaudi. every room has a completely different look and feel and there isn’t a single detail that the spanish catalan architect didn’t miss. 
if you’re anything like me, i pay very close attention to detail and every room had impeccable attention to it. from the tiles on the floors to the shapes of the walls to the color palettes and symmetry; there wasn’t a single flaw that i could find in this ridiculously gorgeous building. it was visual sensory overload. 
to be continued…
ZoomInfo
spain: casa batlló by antoni gaudi - part 2
in the heart of barcelona there lies a building like no other. even compared to the vast amounts of amazing architecture in barcelona, this particular building was built as a masterpiece to famous antoni gaudi. every room has a completely different look and feel and there isn’t a single detail that the spanish catalan architect didn’t miss. 
if you’re anything like me, i pay very close attention to detail and every room had impeccable attention to it. from the tiles on the floors to the shapes of the walls to the color palettes and symmetry; there wasn’t a single flaw that i could find in this ridiculously gorgeous building. it was visual sensory overload. 
to be continued…
ZoomInfo
spain: casa batlló by antoni gaudi - part 2
in the heart of barcelona there lies a building like no other. even compared to the vast amounts of amazing architecture in barcelona, this particular building was built as a masterpiece to famous antoni gaudi. every room has a completely different look and feel and there isn’t a single detail that the spanish catalan architect didn’t miss. 
if you’re anything like me, i pay very close attention to detail and every room had impeccable attention to it. from the tiles on the floors to the shapes of the walls to the color palettes and symmetry; there wasn’t a single flaw that i could find in this ridiculously gorgeous building. it was visual sensory overload. 
to be continued…
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spain: casa batlló by antoni gaudi - part 2

in the heart of barcelona there lies a building like no other. even compared to the vast amounts of amazing architecture in barcelona, this particular building was built as a masterpiece to famous antoni gaudi. every room has a completely different look and feel and there isn’t a single detail that the spanish catalan architect didn’t miss.

if you’re anything like me, i pay very close attention to detail and every room had impeccable attention to it. from the tiles on the floors to the shapes of the walls to the color palettes and symmetry; there wasn’t a single flaw that i could find in this ridiculously gorgeous building. it was visual sensory overload.

to be continued…

6barcelona, spain, antoni gaudi, casa battló, architecture, photography, house of bones,

spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
ZoomInfo
spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1
anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.
the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.
from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.
barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.
to be continued…
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spain: barcelona - part 1

anyone that is close to me has probably heard me say i eventually want to move to europe, specifically barcelona, at some point in my life. and last week i was lucky enough to take a vacation with my girlfriend to visit barcelona and ibiza for 6 nights and 7 days.

the flight there was really smooth, we flew with iberia airlines and i was pretty impressed with the amenities and technology on the vessel. we had an easy layover in madrid then a very short flight to arrive in barcelona.

from the cab ride into the city from the airport, my eyes were glazed from the 8 hour trip but they couldn’t help but to stay open. graffiti was everywhere along the highway and i studied every billboard that we drove passed.

barcelona really does nourish creativity, from the architecture to the people, inspiration is waiting around every turn. europe is so much older than america and you can feel it’s rich history even through the aesthetics of the city. on our second day, i ended up dropping my wallet in a cab only to find out after the fact. when i got back to my hotel and connected to the wifi, a woman had found my wallet and saw my business card, she e-mailed and tweeted me to let me know she had my wallet. a couple hours later, miriam piquer (@srasenyal) had arrived with her boyfriend at our hotel to return my wallet. i tried giving her some cash but she wouldn’t accept it. i like to think it’s the genuine kindness of the amazing people in barcelona with a combination of my good karma that i had my lost wallet returned to me the very same day while i was traveling abroad. there’s something to be said about the people of barcelona - kind, warm-hearted and usually always smiling; i have to admit, my faith in humanity was reclaimed by the good people of barcelona. i am in love with this city.

to be continued…

6barcelona, spain, travel, photography, Street Photography, architecture,

tiffany sb high shot in #barcelona #spain for @projectblitzla
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nike flyknit trainer shot in #ibiza #spain for @projectblitzla
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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100
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f/8
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35mm

buenos dias para españa via @bellesguardgaudi. (at Casa Batlló)

6barcelona, spain, architecture, antoni gaudi, torre bellesguard, photography,

picasso baby. (at Museu Picasso)

😍 (at Barcelona)

first leg. (at Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas (MAD))

my boys @dub_fx & @cadecade killin’ it with @talibkweli out at @sxsw #backtobasics

6dub fx, cade anderson, talib kweli, sxsw 2014, back to basics, music, hip hop,

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